Open Hands Open Hearts
You often hear it said that America is the richest nation in the world yet it’s easy to focus on our lack rather than our abundance. Downsizing is the decision to fix our mind on having less in order to gain the time and resources to give more. As a tiny house or RV dweller you will be able to spend less effort on:
Sorting & Organizing
Having the “latest”
Tiny home and RV residence gain intangible assets like:
More time to spend on hobbies or passions
Mobility (if your home is on wheels)
Less out of pocket expenses especially in the area of electricity, insurance, house payments, taxes
Cash to travel instead of always “just keep up.”
Joy of simplicity
Time to volunteer and make a difference
But what is the common characteristic that binds the tiny home and full time river, and separates them from others. In one word, I would say adventure. Anyone who swims against the stream has a desire deep within themselves to explore, create and innovate. They also have tenacity to push through when it is easier to just give up. Is that you? If you are reading this article I bet it is.
Rather than focusing on what you might lose in the downsizing process, begin to focus on what you are about to gain. Ask yourself some of the following questions and write down your answers for later reference.
- What am I most passionate about?
- What would I prefer to spend my time doing if money or time wasn’t an issue?
- How would I like to make a difference in this world?
- What is my favorite possession that I cannot live without?
- Why is downsizing really important at this stage in my life?
- What am I emotionally connecting with in this process?
These questions may stimulate new questions. Follow your heart. In a short while, you will begin to see your dreams and goals begin to clearly re-define themselves. Adventure and experience cannot be bought. Your life is short. Make it count!
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